What are you scared of?

@sweet_pea (3323)
Philippines
September 13, 2010 12:56am CST
I am not scared of insects or being alone in the dark. I totally dislike public speaking, but does that count? When required to speak in public, it would really take an effort for me to just go and accomplish the task. My little son, shrieks just seeing a cockroach. I'm scared to the reality that I might lose my son even before I've gone. I'm scared of death. The thought of being left by your loved ones, the thought of leaving them behind. But I guess that's how the circle of life goes and we just got to accept. How about you what are you scared of?
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@xenzhi (59)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
I'm deathly afraid of cockroaches especially the ones that attack while airborne. It's just that they're so disgusting in appearance and they act as if they know that you're afraid of them since they'll come charging right at you when you're trying to go around or back away from them. I can kill them though but it'll take me one long while to get even one. I mean, I'll have to prepare my cockroach killing tools like a slipper (that's not mine) or one long newspaper roll. Often times I would just call someone else to kill cockroaches for me, usually my mum, but she finds it sadistically entertaining to lift the cockroach up by the antennae and wave it in my face! o_O
• United States
15 Sep 10
I think you maybe influned you son possibly,when I was a little girl, I am scared of snake,my grandmother was living in rural area,I can saw the snakes around the road everytime when I was visiting my grandmother.I was crying and shrieking,but my father always encouraged me---be good,dont worry,the snake dont want to hurt you if you dont touch it. When I growing up,I always remember my father`s words,I can remember something beautiful and I dont scare everything.So I think you should create some bravery visualize for your son in the life. goodluck~
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@paula27661 (15870)
• Australia
15 Sep 10
The one thing I can think of that I am afraid of is big aggressive dogs. I love all animals and I have a few pets myself including a dog; what I’m talking about are those huge aggressive breeds like Pit bulls and the like. I witnessed my boss being attacked by a Rottweiler once and I have been even more scared since then! I used to walk to school as a kid and I remember this huge canine used to bark loudly and bang against the fence he was confined in. I would run as fast as I could because I had visions of the fence coming down and me being eaten!
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@Hatley (164077)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Sep 10
hi sweet--pea I am scared of spiders specially brown recluse ones and of snakes, rattlers especially and I am most afraid of heights to the point I hate coming up more than two floors in a building as i really do not like looking down from a height like that. I really hate being up in the nosebleed section of the baseball bleachers.
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@derek_a (10891)
14 Sep 10
I guess we all have a degree of fear in life, and public speaking is one of mine, but I don't regard it as being a fear as when I have done public speaking, I have shared that fear openly with those I am talking to and after a few laughs or recognition, the fear just disappears. If you cannot share something, then it will persist. _Derek
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@jeb083079 (839)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
it's really scary to die in vain... i don't like to die in an accident... i like to die peacefully, of old age, in bed, with my love one present... that's the scariest thought i've ever had...
@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
13 Sep 10
This may sound silly, and in fact most friends of mine are making fun of it! I am scared of battery-operated toys like police car or ambulance! Every toy that has siren on it! I remember when I was child my friends chased me. They brought their battery-operated police cars and they turned them all on! Luckily they could not catch me as they were so stupid, turning the toys on so I could detect where they were. I don't know if I could face having a son or daughter that will buy that kind of toy.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
It's the first time i heard of it. Does that mean you didn't have any battery-operated toys ever since you were a boy? What age where you when you realized your scared of it?
• United States
14 Sep 10
Hi Sweet_pea, I can totally understand speaking in public that can be very scary cause people judge you just for what you say and how you say it these days. I'm scared of closed in places and dark hallways.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Hi Kerri!..the public humiliation is just too much to bear.
• China
14 Sep 10
What am I scared of... I'm also very scared of speaking out in the public, or even in front of many friends, let alone sing songs in KaraOK. What I usually do in the parties is sitting in a shadow, and enjoy being alone or accompanied by few good friends. When I have to speak, my mind goes blank, my legs shiver and my voice trembles. I hate myself for being this though, I have no intention to change the situation. I just try to avoid this. I also fear challenges in life. I tried to find a job that brought me peaceful life, however, I ended up doing something quite challenging and unpredited. well, I believe that's life. No one could fear nothing just like no one could have everything. The imperfection completes our life and helps us to grow. So just come on...
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
"The imperfection completes our life and helps us to grow"- like this Jenny!
@Hannah10 (83)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
i afraid to be rejected and afraid that my love ones leave me,,its start when i was 8 years old my mom stow away because she doesn't want and love my dad anymore...i am so afraid that time,,,,don't know how to stand...
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
You are brave Hannah. I can't just imagine what you have to go through at a young age, losing your mother, the same person who should be nurturing you with love. I hope you are surrounded with love right now. Virtual hug for you Hannah!
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
14 Sep 10
I am very scared of Spiders and anything that can harm you like Sharks, JellyFish, Stingrays things like that. I totally understand about being afraid to speak in public I used be frightened by that but I conquerd my fear as i got older. I had a dance show I had to perform with my class in front of a huge audience and i had butterflies in my stomach but until i that all my friends were with me i wasnt afraid anymore i was just having and tried my best.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
How I wish I won't have close encounter with sharks in this lifetime. I still have stage fright until now. I don't like performing in public. I don't like making presentations. In fact, I didn't pursue my piano lessons because I had to play in a recital. I'm so scared, I might forget what I have to play. I just couldn't stand the possible humiliation, so I stopped. But if I had to, i still get nervous and yes, I too also have butterflies in my stomach. To overcome it, I usually prepare a lot. It usually lessens the fear when you know what you are doing.
@greenline (14845)
• Canada
13 Sep 10
Many people have dogs as favorite pets in the house. For me, I am very scared of dogs, all and any kind of dogs. The reason is that when I was young I had a dogbite. It was on the road, I was enjoying a jog, and all of a suddenly a dog showed up and bit me. Oh, it was so painful, and I had to go to the doctor, and get vaccinations. Since then, I have been very careful with dogs. Scared, and never get close to dogs.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I'm not scared of dogs but I have an unforgettable experience with one of them. I was a little girl then, and i was avoiding this puppy who was tagging at my dress. While trying to avoid it, i fell on a creek. I had my legs scraped. There was so much blood. From then on, I don't go near dogs and I just stop and walk slowly when I encounter one.
@maylaine (444)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
im scared to be alone.......not literally alone but alone as if no body loves me and cares for me...
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Oh, that would be tragic.
@iamdee (158)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
Honestly in my 20 years of existence, my fear may sound funny but this is true. Ever since, I am really scared of cockroaches. I would really cry whenever I am being cornered by a cockroach and I can't find my way out. I remember when I was in my best friend's room then suddenly a cockroach was crawling in front of the door. I really cried and was screaming for my best friend to help me as soon as she can. I think I developed this fear because when I was still a little girl, my mother used to scare me with cockroaches that's why until now I am really having a hard time to overcome it particularly when it starts to fly.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
O my, I sometimes use that tactic when my son becomes too naughty. He is so scared of cockroaches. I tried explaining to him once, that he doesn't need to be afraid because he is much bigger than the roach. I'll try not to scare him about roaches anymore, so he may overcome his fear.
• Bulgaria
13 Sep 10
I fear most is not something bad happens to most people that i love.I`m afraid of little bugs and cockroaches as example
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
We always wish the best for our loved ones.
• Xian, China
13 Sep 10
I'm scared of losing the hope to life. Life is suffering.When I'm in the desperate condition,the hope is the most important thing.My friend,just go for it.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Just be positive wisterli. We all have problems to face. While there is life, there is hope.
@x298163 (13)
• China
13 Sep 10
Last friday , the doctor told us our grandfather may suffered from liver cancer. He is already 87-year-old. The hospitao did't agree to do operation.I am afraid of losing him.
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I hope and pray that he would be better and for you to be strong for him.
@turist1 (175)
• Bulgaria
13 Sep 10
Needles... I hate them. I hate taking shots. I turn into a wild beast every time I need to take a vaccination (thank god it's every five years since i turned 20)
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
At least turist1, you get to conquer your fear even if it's every 5 years.
@RONDOLAWE (774)
• Indonesia
13 Sep 10
i scared everything just little i dare off but even i always scared all the time but i just walking on my life even i alot of scared and like a paranoid guy in this world , dark , spider and alot more i scared ... no way i can be a brave man :(
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
You can be brave Rondolawe. Being brave would not mean that you are not afraid. It is a natural feeling to be afraid. It is fighting our own battles each day. I came a cross with a good definition of bravery. Our battles are nothing compared to the battles these children have to go through. www.projectbravekids.org/
@skkalra (966)
• India
13 Sep 10
I am scared of water, when ever I cross a near by water I fear of getting shunk as I don't know swiming and feel terrible with so many thoughts coming that time.. Thanks
@sweet_pea (3323)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
I know how to swim. But i don't go to the part where the level of the water is above my neck. It gives me the feeling that I'm drowning.